My point of view

May 4, 2022

Calling all the king’s horses and all the king’s men…and women

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com The fall of the fabled Humpty Dumpty required great effort on the part of all the king’s horses and […]
October 26, 2021

‘Abracadabra?’

By Dr Marlene Attzs Economist. Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Budget 2022 read on October 4, 2021, was both one of the shortest and simultaneously the longest in our […]
August 24, 2021

And may God bless our nation…

My point of view by Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Our 59th anniversary as an Independent country finds us well entrenched in Covid-19 conversations. The […]
May 4, 2021

Gendered impact of COVID-19

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Just over a year after the first case of the coronavirus was reported in Trinidad and Tobago, our social […]
April 1, 2021

Life after debt – reimagining T&T’s economic resurrection

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Twenty years ago, a US-based director produced a documentary Life and Debt focused on the economic and social situation […]
February 2, 2021

2021–anticipating some rain clouds and silver linings

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com The year 2020 came and went in a blur, almost like the year that never was. 2021 has been […]
December 22, 2020

From ‘Sigh, sigh, sigh’ to ‘Hooray, hoorah!’

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Thought I would pen my last column for 2020 with my own Parang refrains. What a year! We rang […]
September 29, 2020

‘De people want water’ – and other budget considerations

A monthly column by Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com A few weeks before the 2020 general elections I took a drive to Manzanilla, one of […]